Think You Can Sue The Canadian Coast Guard? Think Again!

In 2009, gCaptain's sister site,, took a long distance ski adventure to Antartica aboard the ice capable expedition ship. The trip was a huge success for the Unofficial Team and became the first leg on a 7 continent adventure which is currently being produced as a follow-up to the company's first full length movie G.N.A.R. A successful trip by all … [Read more...]

Pocket Cruise Ship Grounds in Alaska

The Juneau Empire is reporting: A cruise ship scraped the bottom of the Tracy Arm fjord Wednesday morning, forcing its crew to cut short its trip and call the U.S. Coast Guard for assistance. The Spirit of Alaska called the Coast Guard around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read said. The boat is owned by Seattle-based Cruise West, which says on its Web … [Read more...]

Empress Of The North – Preliminary Report Published

The preliminary report on the Empress Of The North grounding and subsequent abandonment (no fatalities) was released by the NTSB today. The BBC reports; Marino Cattiotti was put in charge for four hours because another navigator was ill, the National Transportation Safety Board report said. More than 200 people were evacuated when the Empress of the North hit a rock 25 … [Read more...]